Tulsa’s Christian Friedrich gave up three hits and walked three in six shutout innings while another wave of Rockies prospects started their season at rookie Casper.
Willy Taveras was 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI in a 12-6 loss for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Taveras has shown uncharacteristic power in June, hitting in all 12 games he’s played in the month with five doubles, four home runs and nine RBI.
Three pitchers and three other players from the Colorado Rockies Double-A affiliate were named all-stars.
Chad Bettis allowed just two hits, two walks and struck out eight in eight shutout innings for Modesto on Sunday while Christian Friedrich pitched 7 1/3 solid innings for Tulsa.
Tulsa’s Christian Friedrich bounced back from his worst start of the year, which lasted just 1 2/3 innings, with possibly his best of the season, allowing two hits and a run in seven innings Sunday.
After coming back to tie the game in ninth inning, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox lost in 10 innings when reliever Rex Brothers gave up the winning run in the 10th inning after three two-out singles by Albuquerque.
The season is over for Colorado Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa, who suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. De La Rosa is likely to miss the rest of this season and part of next following Tommy John surgery.
Sky Sox right fielder Charlie Blackmon was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI. For Blackmon, who is hitting .337 with eight home runs and 37 RBI, it was the sixth multihit game in his past seven.
Former first-round pick Christian Friedrich had his best outing of the season at Double-A Tulsa, allowing one run on five hits in seven innings. Friedrich, who picked up his third win, walked no one and struck out five.
Chad Bettis pitched his longest outing of the season for high Class A Modesto, giving up two runs and striking out seven in seven innings.
Christian Friedrich bounced back from a rough outing with his best of the season to pick up his second win. Modesto’s Chad Bettis struck out 11 in six innings for Modesto.
The Double-A Tulsa Drillers had just five hits in splitting a double-header Wednesday. One of the hits was the sixth home run from outfielder Tim Wheeler.